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General Land Office to hold hearings in Aransas Co. for more than $4 billion in mitigation funds

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Posted at 1:55 PM, Nov 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-29 14:56:55-05

AUSTIN, Texas — The Texas General Land Office (GLO) will host a regional public hearing in Rockport on Monday to seek input on the state's action plan for the $4,297,189,000 in funding.

The public hearing will be held from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the Aransas County Navigation District Saltwater Pavilion.

The funds being discussed are Community Development Block Grant Mitigation (CDBG-MIT) funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

They will assist Texas communities with mitigation projects, specifically in areas impacted by Hurricane Harvey as well as the 2015 floods and 2016 floods.

"Hurricane Harvey was a storm of historic proportions with more than $100 billion in property damage and immeasurable disruption to the lives of Texans," Land Office Commissioner George P. Bush said. "Many communities in Texas have faced repeated flooding including the 2015 and 2016 floods. With this action plan, the GLO will prioritize large-scale projects to maximize available infrastructure funding to improve the resiliency of Texas homes, businesses and infrastructure from future storms."

The plan has been published for public comments on the GLO's recovery website at recovery.texas.gov/public-notices/index.html.

The GLO will also host public hearings in Dallas County, Rio Grande Valley, and Houston.

For more information on the State Action Plan for Mitigation visit recovery.texas.gov/mitigation.